Posts Tagged ‘Federal Ammunition’

Woman with pink ear muffs shooting a Glock handgun

Personal Defense With Limits — Caliber Selection

Personal Defense With Limits

When discussing handguns for personal defense there are arguments put forward that are at odds with the reality I have observed. After several years of university study, and 30 years as an armed professional, I have a rather confined idea of realism. I look for vetted information and demand an internal consistency from experiments and data. I feel that my conclusions are valid.

Federal American Eagle Introduces Syntech Range Ammunition

Shoot Cleaner With American Eagle’s Syntech Range Ammunition

Forget whatever you previously thought about range ammunition, Federal Ammunition wants to revolutionize range ammo with the introduction of its new American Eagle Syntech. American Eagle Syntech shoots cleaner than traditional ammunition, because the bullet is encapsulated in a polymer. Without the metal to metal contact, copper and lead fouling is eliminated. This not only means more shooting and less cleaning, it leads to longer barrel life too!

hunter wearing ghillie suit with rifle and pack

Federal American Eagle Introduces Varmint & Predator Ammunition Bulk Packs

American Eagle and varmints spell “fun” any way you look at it. Well, unless you are the varmint I suppose… Varmint hunters like to shoot (a lot), but accuracy matters. Seldom will a song dog wait around to see if your accuracy improves, but a target at the range will. That’s why successful varmint hunters spend plenty of time punching paper too. Fortunately, with American Eagle’s new bulk ammunition packs, it just got a little easier to practice and sight in at the range with the same ammo you’ll be using in the field.

Federal Premium Trophy Bonded ammo

Semiauto Salvation: Federal 10mm Auto

A new full-power load resurrected the 10mm Auto, transforming it into a potent big-game platform. Hogs. Bears. Deer. Whatever the target, most handgun hunters traditionally opted for stout revolvers chambered in .44 and .41 Rem. Magnums, .357 Magnum and the like. Semiautomatic handgun options have been slim. That is changing with ammunition such as the new Vital-Shok Trophy Bonded Jacketed Soft Point in 10mm Auto.

Pistol firing with expended shell still in the air

Handgun Defense Loads

In the pursuit of wound potential, sometimes called stopping power, there have traditionally been two alternatives. The first, and most reliable, was to increase bullet diameter and weight. Examples include replacing the .36 Colt with the .44 Army revolver and the later invention of the .45 Colt revolver. Designed to drop not only enemy soldiers and aboriginal tribesmen, these firearms could drop warhorses as well.

The SIG P226 Navy Model

Range Report: The Navy Model P226, MK 25

As a writer, I do my dead-level best to test and evaluate every firearm that crosses my desk in a professional manner, including extensive range testing. Many of the commercial firearms are new and unproven, even when based on a proven handgun design. Every modification and new idiom must be proofed. Occasionally, I encounter a firearm that is proven more so than the rest. And then, there are the legends. For legends, there is little I may do to add or detract from the firearm’s reputation with my own test program. That is the case with the Sig Sauer P226 MK 25 or Navy Model.

SHOT Show 2014 Special Edition Day 1: New Ammo & Accessories

Cheaper Than Dirt! staffers covering the 2014 SHOT Show in Las Vegas have filed their first reports on new ammunition and accessories introduced at the show. With ammo makers utilizing all their capacity, and running virtually 24/7, to feed the 2013 buying frenzy, you wouldn’t expect to see a significant number of new offerings this year—but you would be wrong.